9/15 Music Resource Center Student Hip-Hop Showcase @ The Bridge

September 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on 9/15 Music Resource Center Student Hip-Hop Showcase @ The Bridge · By

It’s the hip-hop showcase at The Bridge at 2pm this lovely afternoon.  Cue endless discussions about race in Charlottesville and the milky white indie scene.  More importantly, this afternoon is going to be the culmination of a lot of work for some young Charlottesvillains.  Come out and cheer them on.  The Charlottesville Pride Festival also […]

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Punk & Metal at the Balkan Bistro, spooky rockabilly at the Jefferson

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Punk & Metal at the Balkan Bistro, spooky rockabilly at the Jefferson · By

Two concerts of note this evening; One I just heard about a few days ago is the show at the Balkan Bistro and Bar on West Main; it’s a nice spot, and somehow has become the default location for good punk and metal shows these days. Speaking of which, there’s three solid local bands playing […]

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9/13 Woodsman, Dwight Howard Johnson, Surfing

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on 9/13 Woodsman, Dwight Howard Johnson, Surfing · By

I am so excited to see Woodsman tonight.  Informed by unspooled innovators like Boredoms and Ash Ra Temple, they’ll be bringing their spaceship to the Tea Bazaar with one of my favorite Virginia bands, Surfing – a hugely energetic Lightning Bolt from Harrisonburg.  With localites Dwight Howard Johnson. But before you go twisting your brain […]

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9/12 Jason Ajemian

September 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments · By

Head down to the Bridge after Art Drinks (previewed below by James) and lose your shoelaces in Ohioan Jason Ajemian’s avant-something jamz. He’s a prolific double-bassist who takes the usually supporting role of that instrument to center stage. Ajemian’s played with Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Dragons 1976 and a host of boundary-pushing experimental collectives. In […]

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Art Drinks at Black Market Moto Saloon

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Art Drinks at Black Market Moto Saloon · By

Y’all already know about Art Drinks, right? It’s the monthly get-together hosted by Piedmont Council for the Arts. As the local arts council for the region, PCA hosts all kinds of workshops and events and generally promotes arts & culture right here in town. Basically, Art Drinks is a casual networking event with Charlottesville’s creative […]

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The Battle of Chile @ Random Row

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Battle of Chile @ Random Row · By

In Chile, the date of September 11th is remembered for another reason: September 11, 1973, when Salvador Allende’s democratically elected Socialist government was violently overthrown by the Chilean military, who executed him and replaced him with a military dictatorship. That coup, by the way, was secretly funded and fully supported by the American CIA, who […]

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Hearing about Black Market’s Special Use Permit

September 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Matteus Frankovich says: “Our Special Use Permit application for live music is going to be reviewed by City Council at 6pm this Tuesday (9-11) at the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.  (East end of the Pedestrian Mall across from the Freedom Wall). People in support of our local music scene […]

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Chris Corsano at the Tea Bazaar, Monday September 10th

September 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments · By

Hey folks, James here — just wanted to add a little bit to what Carolyn’s already written about Monday night’s show; Chris Corsano is one of my favorite contemporary performers, and I’m extremely excited to see him play here in Charlottesville. Corsano is a super-prolific drummer and multi-instrumentalist who’s equally at home playing jazz or […]

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ʕ•̫͡•ʕ*̫͡*ʕ•͓͡•ʔ (9/10)

September 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on ʕ•̫͡•ʕ*̫͡*ʕ•͓͡•ʔ (9/10) · By

The Tea Bazaar Monday night promises a variety-show-style atmosphere for freak-show-style music.  This is a Charlottesville experimental indie fan’s extravaganza. THE LINEUP Chris Corsano – Percussionist for Bjork, Jandek and Sonic Youth entourage. Golden Glasses – Charlottesville’s Chris Corsano, Steve Snider. Matt Northrup – Pretty layers of pretty loops and equally attractive art direction. Dais […]

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Dan Deacon at the Jeff with Chester Endersby Gwazda, Height With Friends and Alan Resnick

September 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Dan Deacon is in town tonight. He makes really fun, smart music, but he’s also legendary for creating extraordinary audience experiences, electrifying both Carnegie Hall and Occupy NY this year.  It’s great to see a musician with a coherent conceptual program and I’m particularly impressed with the prominence Deacon’s giving to visual art and technology […]

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